The ITF is a participatory grantmaking fund and we take an activist-led approach that engages trans people in our grantmaking process. This means that trans people are actively involved at every stage, from determining funding priorities to reviewing applications and making decisions about which groups get funded. All eligible applications that are submitted to the ITF are reviewed by our Grant Making Panel (GMP). The GMP consists of trans activists from across the globe and rotates every 2-3 years. The ITF strives to ensure widespread trans community participation as well as foster trans leadership and collective ownership of funding decisions. We believe that this approach to philanthropy increases the diversity of decision-makers, strengthens decisions and allows more funding to reach diverse trans groups at the grassroots level.
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